Wireless Grids Corporation - Summerhill Biomass Systems Announce Biomass Energy Wireless Smart Grid MOU Signed

Jun 30, 2010, 12:00 ET from Wireless Grids Corporation

AUSTIN, Texas, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Wireless Grids Corporation –– Wireless Grids Corporation (WGC) and Summerhill Biomass Systems have agreed to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to undertake a product trial of Wireless Grids Corporation's software product for automated (smart grid) control of Summerhill's biomass energy systems at several locations in New York State.  It is expected that further announcements of pilot project partners and locations will be made this summer.

WGC's energy-efficient architecture minimizes costs for coordinating distributed resources. WGC's edgeware product enables Summerhill's unique biomass energy systems to be managed and share information via Mobile Internet Devices.

WGC CEO John Andrews said: "WGC is excited to expand product testing into the biomass energy sector. As smart grid/clean technology companies look to increase efficiency and security of their green energy systems, WGC's edgeware solutions allow firms to easily manage distributed resources. We look forward to providing Summerhill Biomass Systems users with a rich and rewarding experience with their devices and Summerhill's unique affordable green energy systems."

Steve McKnight, CEO of Summerhill Biomass Systems, said: "I am delighted Summerhill Biomass Systems will be among the very first firms in the green/clean technology sector able to take advantage of Wireless Grids Corporations' product features to bring new ways of interacting with our patent-pending burners and grinders to our users and our supply chain partners. This will help us achieve our customer goals of profitability without government subsidy, unlike our competitors' so-called green energy systems."

Syracuse University Associate Professor Lee McKnight, Member, Board of Directors, WGC, and Summerhill Biomass Systems, said: "I am pleased by the progress both firms are making in bringing their paradigm-breaking platform technologies to market. I look forward to continued cooperation with WGC and Summerhill Biomass Systems defining open wireless grid specifications through their cooperation with the Syracuse University-Virginia Tech-led National Science Foundation Partnerships for Innovation Wireless Grid Innovation Testbed (WiGiT), as well as through the Syracuse University Chancellor's Leadership Project/Kauffman Foundation/Syracuse Center of Excellence in Energy and Environmental Systems SEED/iBox project, in which both firms are key partners."

Company Contact:

Company Contact:

Amber Cassidy

Aaron Gifford

Varsity Media Group (WGC)

Summerhill Biomass Systems

(512) 527-2500



About WGC/Varsity Media Group

Wireless Grids Corporation, spun out of Syracuse University in 2004 to set the standard for wireless grids, merged with Varsity Media Group Acquisitions Company in 2009.  WGC, labeled by Network World as one of "10 Wireless Companies to Watch" in 2008, introduced its first edgeware application 'WeJay' to the market in June 2010.

About Summerhill Biomass Systems

Summerhill Biomass Systems was founded in 2007 to lead the development of a new clean technology-based, biomass energy supply chain.  The firm is privately held.

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